Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum GEN Jörg Vollmer presided over the ceremony, highlighting the critical role Multinational Corps Northeast plays in the NATO Force Structure. "Multinational Corps Northeast is our key unit in the Baltic Sea region. In peacetime, crisis and conflict, this Corps is ready. It has a command and control structure which is already in place. There is nothing that has to be started from scratch, and this is a unique feature," the General said.
In his final address, LTG Wojciechowski emphasized that in the last three years the Corps had remained at the centre of adaptation and change across the Alliance's north-eastern flank:
Through the joint effort of many talented people, the Corps continued to
develop, transforming into the only Regional Land Component Command in
the NATO Force Structure; a command which is – without question – the
most specialized headquarters to ever serve the Alliance in this portion
LTG Wojciechowski underlined that Multinational Corps Northeast had grown far beyond its headquarters in Szczecin, Poland, encompassing two multinational divisions (North East in Poland and North in Latvia), four National Home Defence Brigade Headquarters in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, four multinational enhanced Forward Presence Battle Groups and six NATO Force Integration Units. The outgoing Commander spoke highly of superiors, subordinates and partners who had contributed to the increase of synergy within MNC NE's extended chain of command.